Polisse

Polisse

A film by Maïwenn

Movie review

Certainly one of the most overrated films of the past year, this Cannes Prix du Jury winner depicts the day-to-day life of the Paris Child Protection Unit. Based on real cases and shot in a quasi-documentary style, Polisse features many disturbing scenes involving young victims or those suspected of abusing them. Yet most of the running time of this self-indulgent, miserabilist film by French actress Maïwenn seems to be devoted to depicting the interaction between the cops (including Marina Foïs, Joey Starr and Karin Viard), a sorry bunch who are constantly bickering and bullshitting, whether they’re on the job or not. Oh, and that ending? What misguided, manipulative nonsense.

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